At least four crewmembers have been rescued from a U.S. Navy helicopter that went down in the Atlantic Ocean about 18 miles east of Cape Henry, The Virginian-Pilot reports.
A report of the crash of the giant MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter was received at about 11:30 a.m. ET, Petty Officer David Weydert tells the newspaper.
Navy spokesman Cmdr. Mike Kafka says that survivors were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, but said the condition of the four was not known.
The Virginian-Pilot said the cutter Shearwater was just two miles from away when the crash occurred. The Associated Press says that two Coast Guard as well as local law enforcement were continuing to search for the fifth crew member.